" Either they were going to give it to me sometime before I popped off or not at all."
- Novelist DORIS LESSINon winning the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature after being on the shortlist for, according to her, 40 years
"These days when I go to my grocer and see him type on a computer, I say, 'Wow, he's using something I put together in my mind.'"
- ALBERT FERFrench physicist who won a Nobel prize for his work on the technology behind tiny computing and data storage devices like the iPod
"I'm fine, I slept well. I didn't expect the Nobel Prize this year."
- ANDRE GEIM,who has won, along with fellow Russian-born scientist Konstantin Novoselov, this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on graphene, a form of carbon that could help develop super-fast electronics
See more Quotes